Hull University Minecraft Map

I used geocraft to generate a Minecraft map of the University of Hull, and now I am sharing it with you. You can see a short video of the map below.

The map is available as OpenStreetMap data only, or with the DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) lidar data from, (I think) 2015, so the multi-story car-park is not included for example.

The original project is broken as the lidar data did not get included, but it was possible to fix it using the suggested changes by RobinWhitfield here in this issue.

The original licencing for this map is CC-BY-SA for the pure OpenStreetMap map and the other is the open government licence. You may use these maps as you wish within these constraints.

If you plan on running these maps on a server, you may want to turn off leaf decay as some of the trees are all leaves and do not have a wood block to prevent them from decaying, as seen in the video.

I am not associated with Hull University, they’re good guys.

What does it take to get Fiber to the Home?

Fiber optic internet is the newest form of residential cable that is run either to your local distribution cabinet or to your house. Because the maximum bandwidth that can be put down a fiber cable it enables greater speeds along greater distances thanks to its physical properties (light).

A fiber optic cable can in some cases be used at 10Gbit/s but for residential its more likely 1Gbit/s or less.

Many ISPs will allow you to take advantage of fiber optic but limit the speeds for a reduction in price.

How Long Does it Take to Install Fiber?

Fiber optic cable will require physical replacement of the cable itself, if the ISP is installing fiber to your home they will need to set up and plan which route they will take to your property.

In most cases, they will be able to attach the new cable to the old media and pull it through to your property, but if they hit snags or can’t do that, it can take much longer.

A best-case scenario can be 10 minutes, a worst-case can be up to three months, especially if you have ordered fiber where it was not originally offered or you paid extra for installation. A typical installation can be 2 to 4 hours.

Will They Dig Up my Garden?

If you have ordered Fiber to the Home, they may require access to your property to install the Fiber, which may mean routing your cable from the street to a jack in your home.

If they need to install a brand new cable they will indeed need to bury the cable and will therefore, do some digging.

Is Fiber the Fastest Home Medium?

Yes, for residential installations fiber is the fastest. There also exists DOCSIS 3 and 3.1 which is also capable of 1Gbit/s speeds however it is not used as much.

If you do get fiber installed at your home, it may be a good idea to ensure you aren’t bottle-necking your connection by ensuring your router, any switches you have or the computer you are using is capable of the speeds you expect, and wherever possible use an Ethernet cable.